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UPDATE: Assault, robbery suspect arrested in Dickson

Jared Felkins • Mar 23, 2018 at 11:01 AM

A fugitive with ties to Wilson County who was added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s top 10 most wanted list Friday morning was arrested in Dickson on Friday night.

TBI agents arrested David Paul Vaughn, 32, of DeKalb County, on Friday night without incident at a hotel in Dickson.

Multiple law enforcement agencies continued to search late Thursday night and throughout Friday in Wilson County for Vaughn, who has ties to Wilson and Trousdale counties and is wanted in connection with a home invasion and officer-involved shooting in Boone County, Kentucky and an armed robbery Wednesday in Escambia County, Florida.

Escambia County, Florida sheriff’s officials said Vaughn apparently walked into a Walgreen’s pharmacy Wednesday at 8:15 a.m., pointed a gun at a clerk and demanded pills. He left the store in a maroon Nissan Rogue.

Escambia County authorities said Vaughn is wanted in connection with a home invasion that led to an officer assault and an officer-involved shooting that happened in Boone County, Kentucky.

Wilson County sheriff’s deputies and Mt. Juliet police officers assisted TBI agents in a be-on-the-lookout investigation Thursday afternoon in the Providence area of Mt. Juliet in the search for Vaughn.

According to TBI public information officer Susan Niland, the agency requested assistance to find a person and vehicle from another state.

The investigation in the area ended at about 5 p.m. Niland couldn’t give any further information Thursday due to the ongoing investigation.

On Friday morning, the TBI added Vaughn to its top 10 most wanted list.

Vaughn was wanted by the Williamson County sheriff’s deputies and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for aggravated burglary and theft more than $1,000 from a Jan. 9 incident.

Reports indicated Vaughn allegedly stole a maroon Nissan Rogue in Indiana prior to the robbery Wednesday in Escambia County, Florida. He then apparently stole an Illinois dealer’s license plate and put it on the Rogue, drove to Boone County, Kentucky, where he allegedly assaulted an officer there and was shot at during the confrontation.

According to reports, Vaughn then apparently surfaced Thursday in Mt. Juliet. Authorities believe he was in contact with family and acquaintances in Trousdale County, where his mother lives. Reports also indicate Vaughn was at TriStar Summit Medical Center’s emergency room at about 6:30 p.m. and left against medical advice.

Late Thursday evening, he apparently left his vehicle at a Speedway gas station on Highway 70, where surveillance cameras captured video of him going behind the building on foot. Authorities used K-9 units to track Vaughn in the area behind the Speedway, but the search was unsuccessful.

Reports indicated a search of Vaughn’s vehicle revealed stolen plates from Nashville, stolen Playstation consoles, Apple TVs, computers and other items.

Authorities believed Vaughn was in a blue Dodge Durango with Tennessee license plate 8B82R6. Agents said Vaughn has an extensive criminal history and was considered armed and dangerous. He has warrants in Wilson County for probation violation. He was described as a white man, about 5-feet, 8-inches tall, and he weighs about 330 pounds, brown hair with a shaved head and brown eyes. The TBI issued a reward of up to $2,500 for information that led to Vaughn’s arrest.

According to Wilson County authorities, Vaughn’s emergency contact was traced to a home on Franklin Road in Lebanon, and it was believed to be where his children live.

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